MTSU showcases new flight training at largest event for aviation fans

Middle Tennessee State University’s Aerospace Department returned to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, this week for EAA AirVenture, the world’s largest gathering of aviation enthusiasts.

MTSU Aerospace Department representatives staff the university's exhibition tent, which included one of its Diamond training aircraft, this week for the 2022 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis.

Students and instructors from the College of Basic and Applied Sciences arrived Sunday for the weeklong aerospace celebration that attracts more than 10,000 aircraft to Oshkosh each year. Last year’s event drew more than 600,000 visitors.

MTSU President Sidney McPhee joined the group in showcasing the university’s recent investments in new training aircraft and the state’s recent decision to invest $ 62 million for a new flight training campus.

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McPhee and his team met with major aviation employers like Delta, FedEx, Endeavor Air and Republic Airlines, and visited MTSU Aerospace industry partners, including Diamond Aircraft, Piper Aircraft and Garman flight navigation systems.

The president also connected with Brig. Gen. Regena Aye, vice commander of Civil Air Patrol, the volunteer civilian auxiliary of the US Air Force and a partner with MTSU Aerospace since 2014.

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